Robert Hefner on Islam and Citizenship in Indonesia

Rocking Our Priors | 10 June 2024 | 2h 33m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Robert Hefner about his book Islam and Citizenship in Indonesia: Democracy and the Quest for an Inclusive Public Ethics. Discusses Indonesia’s religious history; why Hinduism and Buddhism have largely faded in Indonesia; why madrasas were rare until the 19th century; and what explains the rise in normative Islam.

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Michael Cook on A History of the Muslim World

Rocking Our Priors | 29 May 2024 | 1h 31m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Michael Cook about his book A History of the Muslim World. Discusses whether religious authoritarianism weakened Islamic science; why there were so few peasant rebellions in the Middle East and North Africa; Ghazali’s theological importance; what determined the rate at which people converted to Islam; why there was so much religious syncretism and diversity in the Ottoman Empire; why the Muslim world fell behind economically; whether the Ottoman Empire banned the printing press; why South Asia the only place where Muslims ruled for hundreds of years yet remained a minority; whether colonialism triggered an Islamic backlash; and why Muslim countries often have weak state capacity.

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Ahmet T. Kuru on Islam, Authoritarianism, and Underdevelopment

New Books in Economics | 25 March 2020 | 1h 01m | Listen Later | Spotify
Interview with Ahmet T. Kuru about his book Islam, Authoritarianism and Underdevelopment: A Global and Historical Comparison. Traces the evolution of the state in Muslim countries, laying bare the roots of modern-day, illiberal, authoritarian or autocratic states that are characterized by some form of often rent-driven state capitalism and frequently expansionary in their effort to ensure regime survival and increase rents.

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Ayaan Hirsi Ali on Prey

The Jordan B. Peterson Podcast | 21 February 2021 | 1h 17m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Ayaan Hirsi Ali about her book Prey: Immigration, Islam, and the Erosion of Women’s Rights. Discusses immigration practices, Islam, the changing safety of women in public (particularly in areas of Europe), clashing values of western cultures and Islam, and how Islamic leaders and values clash with many freedoms of modern culture.

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Leaving the Faith

Making Sense with Sam Harris | 11 November 2019 | 1h 20m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Yasmine Mohammed about her book Unveiled: How Western Liberals Empower Radical Islam. Discusses her family background and indoctrination into conservative Islam, the double standard that Western liberals use when thinking about women in the Muslim community, the state of feminism in general, honour violence, the validity of criticizing other cultures, and many other topics.

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